Case: Viola Mullens v. Emilio Gozz.
Judge: Supreme Bronx, Judge Jerry Crispino
Length of Trial: 7 Days
Plaintiff's Attorneys: : Peter Rosenberg of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff and Wolff; Manhattan New York, for Viola Mullens.
Defendant's Attorneys: Neil Kornfeld, Esq. for Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker.
Breakdown of Award: $1,000,000.00 pain and suffering and lost wagers and $1,000,000.00 for future pain and suffering.
50 percent Dr. Emilio Goez, Podiatrist; 5 percent St. Barnabas (plaintiff had voluntarily discontinued against St. Barnabas prior to jury selection).
Jury: 5 men and 1 woman
Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
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